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Resources: Brief overview of the regulatory framework for mangrove PES in Vietnam

August 16, 2010
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Resources: Brief overview of the regulatory framework for mangrove PES in Vietnam

Payments for ecosystem services (PES) present a promising opportunity for mangrove conservation that supports local people. Mangroves provide a host of valuable ecosystem services in coastal areas worldwide, including protection of coastal areas from storms, winds, and waves, habitat provision for fish and other aquatic life, carbon sequestration, and erosion control. Yet, regulation in these valuable ecosystems is often convoluted and may not favor conservation or accommodate the use of PES. This policy brief outlines the legal and regulatory frameworks for mangrove conservation and PES in Vietnam and illustrates the opportunities and challenges with information from Xuan Thuy National Park.

Download the PDF here: “REDD and Mangrove Forests in Vietnam: Legal Issues

Navigating Katoomba Live After The Event!

July 22, 2010
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So Katoomba XVII is wrapped up but you can still engage with the conference as the majority of the event is on video and already up online.

The best way to navigate around the site is to use the schedule that you can view here or by using the big orange button on the left of the website.  Click through to the session you want to view then click again through to the additional resources section to view video and further resources.

Content is rough and ready as this is very much an experiment.  As such we are welcoming feedback.  Is this developing into a useful resource for you?  What could we do to improve it?  Your thoughts are most appreciated…

Coastal and Marine Markets – Klaus Schmitt on Effective Mangrove Conservation Through Co-management

July 22, 2010
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Klaus Schmitt discusses Effective Mangrove Conservation Through Co-management.

Coastal and Marine Markets – Klaus Schmitt on Effective Mangrove Conservation Through Co-management from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.